A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 306,445
Currently Running With Scissors:
454 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: ways to decorate leather - NEATLY!  (Read 1168 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: January 17, 2010 02:07:12 PM »

I'm about to get a 2010 diary, hopefully, and want to do something with its soft (real) leather cover as I'll probably not be able to get an interestingly-coloured one.  I'm wondering about some sort of foil bonding but I'd love to know what else I could do.  It needs to be durable as this thing's going to be knocking around in my bag for twelve months.  Ideas?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010 01:59:14 AM »

The finish used will determine what can and cannot be done. Wax based finishes won't allow much or anything to stick very well.

If it is "genuine" leather, super glue may actually work. If it is real/top grain, I would try something more along the lines of contact cement. A good strong rubber type glue (have good ventilation, and by good, I mean outside). If your not sure if it is top grain or genuine, a small amount of the rubber cement may dissolve "genuine', and thus test on a very small corner that is not noticeable.

Other than literally stitching stuff onto it through the cover, gluing would probably be your best option.


Evil triumphs, when good men do nothing.

Visit my Etsy store for quality "dark" leather goods: www.FleshCrafters.etsy.com
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3073
Joined: 07-Oct-2009

Smalltacular is bestter.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010 02:00:17 PM »

Magix leather spraypaint will stick to pretty much any leather, and you could use it to either re-colour your book cover or stencil onto it. (Or both.) Magix comes in all sorts of colours, and where I live you can buy them at most shoe repair shops. GOOD VENTILATION IS ESSENTIAL, however, and be sure to leave the freshly-painted object to dry in a well-ventilated place (like outside or in the garage) for 24 hours until the paint has completely off-gassed and cured.


Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
DMQT #14 - Mac OS X Leopard - Dock Tricks
DMQT #16 - Mac OS X Leopard - Quicklook
DMQT #18 - Mac OS X Leopard - Unified Help System
DMQT #19 - Adobe Lightroom - Survey Mode
DMQT #20 - Final Cut Pro - Applying Filters ...
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Your Own Patron Saint
Folding in the New Year!
Tute Tuesday: Joan Jett Inspired Black Heart Soap

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.